Finch Elementary School

Achieving Excellence All Day, Every Day, All Year!

Atlanta Public Schools

William M. Finch Elementary School


William M. Finch Elementary School is a neighborhood school located in the

southwest section of Atlanta, Georgia. The school strives to maintain high academic

standards for all students. The climate of the school is open, friendly, and inviting, which

nourishes, nurtures, and captivates the greatest potential of the students. It is a place

where parents and members of the community feel welcomed, appreciated, needed, and

necessary. We actively encourage and initiate parental and community involvement.


The staff members are challenged to master their subject areas and content and to

teach to a variety of learning styles to meet the needs of students effectively and

cognitively. The teachers provide a stimulating learning environment that fosters

educational opportunities for the growth and development of the whole child, thereby

empowering the child to become a productive citizen and meaningful contributor to a

global society.

Because of the unique and special needs of our students and our desire to fully

prepare them as viable productive citizens, help is needed. Consequently, the teachers, support staff, parents, community members and our partners in education must operate as a synergetic team to "Focus on Student Success." 


The philosophy of Finch Elementary School is to strive to promote the maximum development of every child for individual and group living. We will provide those living and learning experiences that will enable each child at every stage of development the support needed that will enable each child to grow in behavior as a responsible, considerate, contributing and participating member of society.